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The University of Rhode Island ranked 160 out of 201 schools on U.S. News & World Report's annual National University Rankings list, this year. Ivy League universities like Princeton and Harvard held the top spots on the chart, but what do the rankings really mean in respect to each school?...
For the first time this academic year, the air in front of the University of Rhode Island’s Memorial Student Union was charged last week by confrontations between visiting religious demonstrators and upset students. Missionaries from an organization called Cross Country Evangelism stood on milk crates last Tuesday and held signs...
The University of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University have begun a partnership that that will benefit URI students who wish to pursue a graduate degree in physician assistant studies. Provisionally accredited through the ARC-PA, which accredits physician assistant programs nationally, this program at JWU is brand new. The...
It could come as a surprise to many University of Rhode Island students and Rhode Island taxpayers to learn that the list of top-earning state workers does not include any top legislators or even the state’s chief executive, Governor Lincoln Chafee. Instead, three of the top four are URI administrators,...
Deemed a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security, the University of Rhode Island is playing to its strengths with this year’s Honors Colloquium series: “Cybersecurity and Privacy.” “It’s an area where we have some excellence...
The long anticipated renovations to Butterfield Dining Hall will begin this fall, but with no immediate impact on the “The Butt’s” meal schedule or the amenities inside the dining hall. The only noticeable difference for students this fall semester, aside from obvious external construction, will be a rerouted entrance and...
“I worry our students aren’t informed,” Dr. Mary Jo Gonzales, the University of Rhode Island’s Assistant Vice President for Students and Dean of Students said. Sexual assault happens on the University of Rhode Island’s campus’ and officials are dedicated to bettering the problem. Nationwide, sexual assault on college campuses has garnered...
As a sophomore at the University of Rhode Island, I feel much more confident going into my second year of college than I did going into my first. My learned confidence comes from all of the things I left behind or forgot to buy, the mistakes I made in...
Former University of Rhode Island basketball player Alwayne Bigby was charged with first-degree murder for the death of a 33-year-old mother of four on April 12 in Toronto. Bigby, 23, earned his master’s degree in education at URI and played for the basketball team in the 2012-13 season.  The Toronto native averaged...
The University of Rhode Island Dining Services launched its first mobile application to assist in student time management and convenience on the go. “We wanted students to be able to manage time more effectively,” said Shaun Kavanagh, senior information technologist for Dining Services. “You’re not always in front of your laptop to check the menus, so this is convenient.” Kavanagh helped to...

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